With ‘Ahsoka,’ Hayden Christensen Fulfilled a Two Decade-Long Dream

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  • Hayden Christensen fulfilled a bucket-list merchandise by portraying Anakin Skywalker in
    , bringing the character’s story to life in a live-action format.
  • Returning to the Star Wars universe allowed Christensen so as to add extra depth and connective tissue to Anakin and Darth Vader’s character arcs, bridging the hole between the 2.
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi
    , that includes Christensen’s portrayal of Anakin, can be found for streaming on Disney+ now.

Hayden Christensen has made a glorious, heartwarming return to a galaxy far, distant — in two varieties, through two separate collection — prior to now few years. In Obi-Wan Kenobi, a sequel collection to Revenge of the SIth, Christensen donned the masks as soon as extra to play Darth Vader on the top of his energy to seek out Ewan McGregor’s titular character. In Ahsoka, Christensen performed the youthful Normal Anakin Skywalker, who was once the master to the young Ahsoka (Ariana Greenblatt) and who confronts the principle character (Rosario Dawson) to assist information her on the precise path.

The flashback scenes with Greenblatt meant, for the primary time in live-action, we got to see General Skywalker main his troops into battle alongside his teenage apprentice, fulfilling a dream for Christensen, who had heard tales about what occurred between his two movies — Sith and the earlier, Assault of the Clones — from collection creator George Lucas, as he explained to Empire Magazine.

“The scenes that I received to do as Anakin on
was a bucket-list merchandise I didn’t even know I had. Once I was on the point of do
Obi-Wan Kenobi
, I began my
Clone Wars
deep-dive, and I cherished it. I bear in mind pondering, ‘Man, it could be so cool to see a few of that in stay motion. That was described to me by George Lucas after we have been doing
Episode III
, the issues that have been occurring in-between
Episode II
. So when
Dave Filoni
Jon Favreau
instructed me they wished to discover a few of that, I used to be so sport. And I cherished the way it got here out.”

Hayden Christensen Was Excited to Flesh Out Anakin’s Story

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For Christensen, who had been unfairly reviled when the movies have been first launched — however then returned to a hero’s welcome to Star Wars, notably at Star Wars Celebration. It additionally meant, as a part of a redemptive arc, filling the blanks he by no means received to complete the primary time round.

“After we completed doing the prequels, it felt like that was it, and my journey with the character was over. So to get to return again now and do extra with Anakin and Darth Vader was an incredible alternative,” he says. “The scenes that I got to do as Darth Vader on Obi-Wan, that was huge for me. With the ability to add a little bit bit extra connective tissue to the character and to bridge the hole into Vader a little bit bit extra is a really worthwhile factor.”

Obi-Wan Kenobi and Ahsoka are streaming now on Disney+.

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After the autumn of the Galactic Empire, former Jedi Ahsoka Tano investigates an rising menace to a susceptible galaxy.

Launch Date
August 1, 2023

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